Light, fruity and surprisingly drinkable Cinsault

5th April 2018 davecronin 0

Often used in blends and more often in Rosé Cinsault (pronounced Sanso or Sin Saw) is a wine I don’t drink a lot of and it’s […]

Spanish wines for Easter

Easter Sunday, roast lamb and Spanish wine

3rd April 2018 davecronin 0

Most people look forward to the first bank holiday of the year and a nice long weekend, maybe a break away or just chill out […]

Majestic Amersham Spring Showcase 2018

31st March 2018 davecronin 0

Majestic Amersham were holding a Spring showcase tasting in their plush new store on the 3oth April, so I thought on a cold rainy night, […]

Les 3 Lys Crozes Hermitage 2011

27th March 2018 davecronin 0

Rarely happens, especially midweek but when it does, I think, who am I to argue. I’m talking about when you pour yourself a glass of […]

A Stunning White Rioja

25th March 2018 davecronin 0

No apologies for starting this review with a resounding WOW!, this Marques De Los Rios Rioja Blanco Reserva 2013 made by Baron de Ley is […]

Three Wine Amigos & Wines from Spain

11th March 2018 davecronin 0

On the evening of the 6th March 2018 my wife and found ourselves on the 35th floor of Londons Sky Garden attending the ‘Wines from […]

Carménère-Marmite Wine

22nd February 2018 davecronin 0

Carménère, originally from the Medoc Region of France has now become synonymous with and is now considered the national grape of Chile. Beware though Carménère […]

Never Judge a bottle by its awards

31st January 2018 davecronin 0

Wandering through Tesco a while back I saw this Malbec sitting proudly on the supermarket shelf plastered in impressive-looking gold and silver wine awards, its […]

An Italian pick me up

14th January 2018 davecronin 0

So here we go again with a new year and new wines to try, So what happens just into 2018 ? the dreaded flu bug […]

The trouble with supermarket wine aisles….

12th December 2017 davecronin 0

Picture the scene, you’ve just turned out of aisle 9 tinned fruit and jams and next comes aisle 10 – wine, you want to buy […]

Bellingham Homestead series Chardonnay 2016

25th November 2017 davecronin 0

Always been a big fan of anything Bellingham produce and this excellent Chardonnay from the Franschhoek Valley in South Africa doesn’t disappoint. A little bit […]

Ca’ Marrone Rosso Appassimento 2016

21st October 2017 davecronin 0

Is there a better bargain out there in the high street than this Italian stallion of a wine, the (Ca’ Marrone Rosso Appassimento) especially when […]


A week in Jerez and more Sherry !

3rd October 2017 davecronin 0

Following on from my previous post I visited the home of Sherry, Jerez de La Frontera a beautiful city in Spain’s Andalusia region for a […]

Great Sherry Tasting 2017 – Oxo tower London

13th September 2017 davecronin 0

If you think sherry is a sweet sticky drink kept in your sideboard year after year and only brought out at Christmas for your grandmother […]

Graham Beck – Fabulous South African Fizz

12th August 2017 davecronin 0

Been spoilt with good fizz over the last few months and this Graham Beck is up there with the best I’ve tasted especially for the […]